Online Safety Advice
6th February 2024 is Safer Internet Day
We have been celebrating Safer Internet Day in school. The theme this year is ‘Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online’.
If you would like to support your child in conversations around keeping safe online please use the following link; - https://saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2024/parents-and-carers
There are also some age-specific guides in the document section of the app which will help you learn about common experiences at their age and what you can do to keep your child safe online as they grow.
We have compiled useful websites and information to enable parents to make informed choices about their own and their children’s online use. We strive to keep you up-to-date with current advice to safeguard yourchildren against some of the dangers that they could experience in the online world.
It is important to have regular conversations about staying safe online and to encourage children to speak to you if they come across something worrying online.
These resources provide guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. They will, amongst other things, support you in talking to your child about a range of online safety issues, set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices:
· Thinkuknow by National Crime Agency-CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) provides resources for parents and carers and children of all ages to help keep children safe online
· Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents and carers related to the digital world from leading experts and organisations
· NSPCC has guidance for parents and carers to help keep children safe online
Devon and Cornwall Police have a useful site for school-age children
· UK Safer Internet Centre provides tips and advice for parents and carers to keep children safe online – you can also report any harmful content found online through the UK Safer Internet Centre